Judy Wang

Judy Wang is the anchor of the CLTV weekend morning news. She reports general assignment stories during the week for CLTV, the WGN Morning News, and WGN Midday News. Judy joined CLTV in May 1995 and WGN TV in August of 2009.

Her 1997 documentary entitled “Gina’s Journey”, about a teen girl’s battle with aids, won CLTV second place honors from the National Press Photographers Association for Best Documentary. It was CLTV’s first national award. Judy hosted five of CLTV’s “Community of Cultures” programs in honor of Asian-American Heritage Month. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and the Radio Television News Directors Association.

Judy is a San Francisco native who grew up in Chicago’s Rogers Park community. She graduated from Glenbrook South High School in Glenview in 1984 and the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1988. In 1985, she spent one summer studying at Tamkung University in Taiwan. She has been an anchor/reporter at KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin, WTZH-TV in Meridian, Mississippi, and KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri.

Judy studied ballet, tap, and jazz dance before beginning her television career. She enjoys Pilates, shopping, Broadway shows and opera. Judy has served as master of ceremonies for many charity fundraisers and as the grand marshal for Chicago’s Chinese New Year parade. She serves on the advisory board of the Chinese American Service League– the Midwest’s largest social service agency serving Asian Americans.


Recent Articles
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    17-year-old boy shot while sitting in SUV near UIC campus

    CHICAGO — A 17-year-old boy is hospitalized Friday morning after being shot in the chest while sitting in the back seat of a SUV. The shooting happened shortly after midnight at 18th and Union, near the University of Illinois at Chicago campus, in the city’s University Village neighborhood. When the teen and others in the car heard gunshots, they drove about two miles from the scene to the 1800 block of South Calumet Avenue. That’s when the driver realized the teen had been […]

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    First measurable snowfall of the season sets Chicago record

    CHICAGO — The first significant snowfall of the 2016-17 snow season began falling across the Chicago Metro area this morning and quickly became moderate to heavy, and as temperatures hovered near the freezing mark, the snow began to accumulate on roads and pavements, especially those untreated with snow-melting chemicals. As snow moved out of the Chicago area around 6 p.m., Sunday’s total snowfall at O’Hare totaled 6.1 inches. That’s the city’s largest first measurable (one-day) snowfall total on record dating […]

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    Shots fired at police supervisor leads to standoff in South Chicago; 5 in custody

    CHICAGO –Police say five people have been taken into custody following a standoff that began when shots were fired at a Chicago police supervisor in the city’s South Chicago neighborhood. According to police, the supervisor was driving an unmarked car on Thursday night when shots were fired. No one was injured. Police say the supervisor spotted someone run into a nearby home and a SWAT team responded, but no one would immediately come out. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the five […]

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    Trump claims ‘millions of people who voted illegally’ cost him popular vote

    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump alleged Sunday, without evidence, that “millions of people” voted illegally for Hillary Clinton and otherwise he would have won the popular vote. It’s an unprecedented allegation by a president-elect. Trump won the Electoral College and thus the White House, but the Democratic nominee leads him in the popular vote by about two million ballots. “In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of […]

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    Democratic Rep. Gabbard meets with Trump: source

    WASHINGTON — Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard met with President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team Monday. Gabbard, who backed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary, is being considered for jobs at the Defense Department, State Department and the United Nations, a source told CNN. Gabbard stepped down from her post as a vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee earlier in the year to support Sanders — and fight Hillary Clinton — in the primaries. She stood […]

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    Park Forest police warn of home invasions, robberies: Suspect breaks in, ties up victim

    PARK FOREST, Ill. —  Homeowners in suburban Park Forest are being alerted to a series of home invasions and robberies. Police say twice in October and twice in November, a man broke into homes, tied up the people inside, then stolen family valuables. He usually strikes in the early evening. All of the victims have been women. The invader overpowers them, and in at least one case he beat his victim. Police believe the same man is responsible for all […]

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    Mayor says Chicago will remain a sanctuary city

    CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Chicago will remain a sanctuary city. Sanctuary cities are ones where police are not required to notify customs and immigration officials if they encounter undocumented immigrants. President elect Trump said Sunday that deportations would begin immediately of undocumented immigrants with criminal records. Health officials in Illinois say calls to crisis centers and suicide hotlines across the state have gone up more than 200 percent since the election. There are 37 sanctuary cities around the […]

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    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is attempting to crack Hillary Clinton’s blue wall. And Clinton is hoping for a surge in Latino turnout fueled by opposition to Trump. The two candidates are making a last-minute dash across swing states like Florida, Pennsylvania and North Carolina as the 2016 presidential race enters its final hours. They’ve also gone north to Michigan and New Hampshire to states Democrats have won in recent cycles but could flip this year. Here are the key states […]

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    Halloween weekend marks deadliest of year with 17 fatally shot

    CHICAGO — Halloween weekend earns the grim title of the deadliest weekend this year on Chicago’s streets. Fifty-seven people were shot — 17 fatally– since Friday evening. Among those killed were four teenagers. Seventeen-year-old twin brothers, Edwin and Edward Bryant, were standing outside in the 400 block of West Evergreen Avenue in Old Town around 3:15 a.m. Sunday, when someone drove up and fired shots. The boys were shot multiple times and transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where they were later […]

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    Some Cubs fans camp out for seats at Wrigleyville bars

    CHICAGO — Excitement has been building around Wrigley Field in the hours leading up the ballpark’s first World Series since 1945. Fans have been flooding into Wrigleyville since early Friday morning. Some are camping out in front of neighborhood bars to get a seat inside just to watch Game 3 on television. Some bars are charging as much as $250 to enter. A handful of hopeful fans spent the night outside the park on the outside chance that the Cubs might release […]